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Brick Man Charged in DWI Crash With Minors in the Vehicle

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

A Brick Township man is facing numerous charges after police say he crashed his car while drunk with minors in the vehicle.

According to police, John Dealto, Jr., 37, of Monterey Drive, was the driver of a car that crashed into the woods and caught on fire in the area of Pinecrest Drive and Mandalay Road Oct. 23 around 7:20 p.m. Officers who responded found the car on fire, about 100 feet into a wooded area, Sgt. Henry Drew said.

Officers, Drew said, immediately checked the vehicle and determined that all the occupants had exited prior to the arrival of police. Officers then began their investigation, and ultimately arrested Dealto for driving under the influence.

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Dealto was charged with three counts of assault with auto while DWI, driving under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving, and driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle. Police declined to release the passengers’ names.

Dealto was released on his charges with a pending court date. In addition to police personnel, the Brick Police Emergency Medical Service and the Breton Woods and Pioneer Hose fire companies also responded.

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